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Hong Kong, Shanghai: Stocks up by break
[HONG KONG] Hong Kong shares ended the morning in positive territory Wednesday following a four-day sell-off and data showing a better-than-expected increase in Chinese factory activity.
The Hang Seng Index added 0.20 per cent, or 47.72 points to 23,788.45.
The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.38 per cent, or 12.44 points, to 3,254.17 and the Shenzhen Composite Index, which tracks stocks on China's second exchange, increased 0.59 per cent, or 11.89 points, to 2,013.21.